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TWRP custom recovery gets huge update with true terminal emulator, new theme and more

Whenever you flash ROMs or ZIP files on your Android device, you will surely need and use TWRP. It is the most common and supported custom recovery for Google’s OS. Now, it is finally getting a new update. The 3.0.0 release is just around the door and it brings about many many changes, including a new theme to match Android’s newest look.

 

TWRP

 

Below you can see the official changelog for TWRP’s newest update:

 

  • Completely new theme – Much more modern and much nicer looking (by z31s1g)
  • True Terminal Emulator – Includes arrow keys, tab and tab completion, etc. (by _that)
  • Language translation – It won’t be perfect and especially some languages that require large font files like Chinese & Japanese won’t be availble on most devices. Also some languages may only be partially translated at this time. Feel free to submit more translations to OmniROM’s Gerrit. (mostly by Dees_Troy)
  • Flashing of sparse images – On select devices you will be able to flash some parts of factory images via the TWRP GUI (by HashBang173)
  • Adopted storage support for select devices – TWRP can now decrypt adopted storage partitions from Marshmallow
  • Reworked graphics to bring us more up to date with AOSP – includes support for adf and drm graphics (by Dees_Troy)
  • SuperSU prompt will no longer display if a Marshmallow ROM is installed
  • Update exfat, exfat fuse, dosfstools (by mdmower)
  • Update AOSP base to 6.0
  • A huge laundry list of other minor fixes and tweaks

 

The new TWRP version looks much better and it has a smarter theme engine as well (if there is an incompatible theme, the engine will revert the recovery back to stock and it will not break anymore). Some things may not work out perfectly, so you should keep an older version of TWRP at hand, just in case you get into trouble.

 

Source: TWRP

 

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Team Win Recovery Project support for Samsung Galaxy S6 official!

Team Win Recovery Project is now available for Samsung Galaxy S6, the phone to beat this year. Considering the fact that Samsung’s flagship is deemed the best phone of the year (at least so far), it will become the perfect medium for the modding world to work on. As a result, Team Win’s custom recovery destined to S6 is already available and you can download it from the source link below.

 

Samsung Galaxy S6

 

This build was already tested on the T Mobile version of Samsung’s S6 but it should work on all carrier and unlocked models too. A stable software TWRP build will allow users to do easy software backups and restorations as well as flashing ZIP files with no worries.

When the time comes and the first custom ROMs become available, they will be much easier to apply on Galaxy S6. The new Exynos chips from S6 and S6 Edge may require more time for AOSP builds and custom kernels to develop enough to be usable for daily actions.

Source: TWRP via AndroidPolice, TWRP download link

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OnePlus saves face with the launch of Oxygen OS

OnePlus finally managed to bring OxygenOS to life a few days ago, and it appears to be a pretty stable OS version that the company can use, especially after the struggle they have been through after the fallout with Cyanogen. Oxygen is a custom ROM based off of Android 5.0.2 and some people from Paranoid Android ROM had some input in its labor. The launch was supposed to happen at the end of March, but it got delayed for a few days.

 

OxygenOS

 

Most details are similar to a pure Android version, with a few tweaks here and there concerning gestures activated when the screen is off and some user customization applicable from the Quick Settings menu. OnePlus devices run on CyanogenMod 11S at the moment, and to change to OxygenOS you will have to manually flash the new ROM.

 

 

Most OnePlus owners are still upset because the Cyanogen aspect of the device was one of the best-selling points of these devices altogether and now that that is gone many questions still remain. The One is still behind some LG, Samsung, HTC and Motorola devices.

Source: OnePlus via AndroidPolice

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TWRP goes to version 2.8.6.0. – minor enhancements and improvements

TWRP goes to version 2.8.6.0 and it shows some notable changes overall. You get some scroll bar adjustments, some keyboard and scaling improvements, that sort of thing.

 

TWRP

 

 

Official Changelog:

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  • Fix daylight savings time rules for USA and Europe (_that)
  • Allow mulitple overlays for popup boxes (Dees_Troy)
  • Add pattern style password entry for decrypt (Tassadar)
  • Keyboard improvements (_that)
  • Update AOSP base to 5.1 (Dees_Troy)
  • Reduce theme count to 5 and rely on scaling (Dees_Troy)
  • Various scaling improvements (Dees_Troy)
  • Improved handling of resources in the GUI (_that)
  • Make scroll bar size proportional to list size (_that)
  • Allow scoll lists to render without a header (_that)
  • Make console scroll per pixel with kinetic scrolling (_that)
  • Support styles in XML to reduce XML size and improve consistentcy (Dees_Troy)
  • Various other fixes and improvements (mdmower, bigbiff, codelover, etc)

 

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TWRP is usually the go-to choice when it comes to backing up mobile devices, installing custom ROMs or flashing ZIP files. In order to replace the stock recovery you will need to know if you have an unlocked bootloader and you will have to check and see if your device is supported. As always, be careful when tinkering with your phone to prevent doing damage.

Source: TWRP

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Official TWRP support for HTC One M9 and One M8 is live!

TWRP is officially supported by HTC One M9. When you finally get to buy one, you won’t have to worry about not being able to get custom recovery for it anymore. One M8 is also getting official support now.

 

HTC M9

 

Why do you need custom recovery you ask? Because by installing such a thing would help you flash anything you want on a device, such as ROMs, roots and more. You are able to flash a recovery to TWRP when you have an unlocked bootloader. How to get that when your device is locked varies according to carrier and device.

Don’t forget to be careful when you flash stuff on your device, you don’t know when bad luck could pop!

Source: TWRP

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Xiaomi Mi 3 gets official TWRP support starting today

Xiaomi Mi 3 is getting official TWRP support starting today. The Chinese device launched in the fall of 2013 and its low price and powerful hardware became an instant selling point.

 

Xiaomi Mi 3 TWRP

 

The phone is not quite easy to procure in the US, but on the Asian market and on the European market it’s a pretty popular device. Its build is the best promotion it could get as the device packs a Snapdragon 800 processor with 2 GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera all powered by a rather large 3050 mAh battery.

The world’s leading custom recovery is now available for the Xiaomi Mi 3 smartphone. This means it is great for people who like to tinker and bake their devices for a hobby. You will be able to find the download on the TeamWin website.

Source: TWRP Xiaomi Mi 3 page